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have dropped on the foreign policy front and both events mean the u.s. role abroad is about to shrink. today, the news was about iraq. >> after nearly nine years, america's war in iraq will be over. over the next two months, our troops in iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home. gwen: and in libya, where muammar gaddafi's killing may not stop the government from unraveling. secretary of state hillary clinton noted as much on tuesday, even before gaddafi was killed. >> getting a national army and a police force under civilian command is essential. and the united nations, the united states, and other partners stand ready to do that. but we are still at the point where liberation has not yet been claimed because of the ongoing conflicts that persist. and of course the continuing freedom of action of gaddafi and those around him. gwen: the upheaval in the middle east and northern africa began in earnest just months ago. since then, there have been three major crackdowns. in bahrain, yemen, and syria. and three toppled strong men in t
gwen: u.s. drone strikes kill a home grown terroristist. looking for mr. right in the presidential campaign. plus the budget stalemate in congress and why it's not going away. tonight on "washington week." >> this is a major blow to al qaeda's most active affiliate. gwen: u.s. forces take out a u.s.-born terrorist in yemen. but at what cost? on the campaign trail, republicans have a crush on new jersey governor chris christie. >> anybody who has an ego large enough to say oh, please, please, please, stop asking me to be leader of the free world -- >> i mean, what kind of crazy egomaniac would you have to be to say oh, geez, please stop! gwen: why they're not taking no for an answer. >> who knows, maybe he will get in. it would be fun if he got in. gwen: and the president tries to calm nervous democrats. >> with patient and firm determination, we will press on. so i don't know about you, c.b.c., but the future rewards those who press on. gwen: and lawmakers kick the can down the road yet again on the budget. why it matters. covering the week pierre thomas of abc news. john dickerson
, very high. and a lot of us, certainly the three of us who were sitting at the table as moderators, expected him to come in aggressively. the day before, he had released a really hard-edged video against mitt romney talking about health care. we were expecting that the minute the subject turned to health care, he was just going to take out after him. and the opposite happened. it was -- you said he faded. it was almost like he disappeared. gwen: there were long periods of time, true of jon huntsman as well. but long periods of time when you expected this guy who had come out of the gate so fast to finally take charge. especially since everyone has said he hasn't done well in debates before but it kind of didn't happen. >> and it wasn't like he wasn't given the opportunities. and obviously herman cain was just reveling in his -- in his new stature in the race. and mitt romney, though, is -- a republican operative had said to me earlier this week, it's like this guy is going to win the indy 500 at 35 miles an hour. just by not running into the guard rails. and i think that's what he
was little and i was fighting with my brother and my mother put us in the back room and said don't come out until you're friends. >> she's talking about the super committee she's on, their ability to work something out. but is that possible on capitol hill? that everybody gets in a room away from cameras and work things out? >> the smoke filled back rooms don't exist anymore. if they did -- i don't know whether they did or -- things have really kind of devolved into a political brawl here that, i got to say, call me mieve. when this jobs bill debate started, i thought something might come of it because when you looked at the time, in early september, congress came back from this recess and the public was hopping mad about the way they dealt with the debt limit. the economy continued to stall and obama's proposal, when he came out with it in early september, it wasn't a totally in-your-face partisan bill and he pulled on ideas republicans would support and republicans seemed to be on their best behavior so at the outset it looked like something could come of it and it's unraveled since then.
, will not work, it will blow out the deficit. at least it gives us something fresh to talk about expect for the fact he appeared to be lackluster and lacking energy and ar tick lace at some of the debates. >> if both cain and perry, their fantasies had been fueled by the anybody but romney sentiment, i'm wondering do you think perry can restore his place as the alternative to romney? is he basically now competing with herman cain more than romney? >> i don't think so. i think he's still in the game with mitt romney. he has $15 million in the bank. there are only two candidates right now who demonstrated they have a lot of money to put on television which ultimately, i think, is where the thing is going to get serious. but there's no slam dunk certainty of that. one of the questions is somebody like herman cain who doesn't have the war chest, is there something viral about his appeal that will float his candidacy not in the traditional way. this could be an untraditional cycle, but by all of the metrics that we have all used in the past, rick perry is going to dump a huge amount of telev
. so he's used the debates a little like mike huckabee did four years ago, which is to draw attention to himself but do it in a way that makes people like him. he hasn't drawn any criticism from the others at this point. that may or may not begin to happen in the next debate, next tuesday in new hampshire. 'll see how much sustainability he has and as genie pointed out, there is a question of whether he has the infrastructure and financial wherewithal to go a long anderson. >> i'm curious, jeanne, where this sounds like a lot of campaigns where we've seen where there's always someone who excites the crowd and for a moment they seem exciting to the base but what happens then? do they have the infrastructure? >> absolutely. and there's very little evidence that herman cain has built any kind of operation in iowa, which is expensive, because it takes a lot of people to make iowa work for you. you have -- and there's no evidence that he has enough money to buy ads to play in new hampshire or most importantly florida, now that it may move up. gwen: and the straw poll? >> the florida move-u
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